- Posted by: infodesk
- Category: Unrest
Trade Unions in Greece have announced the stepping up of strike action for this week, including a 24-hour nationwide General Strike on 6 November. Full details are still emerging.
There are regular strikes. These are sometimes called at short notice and can cause disruption to public transport in and out of Greece (including air travel and ports).
Demonstrations take place regularly in central Athens, and have also taken place in other towns and cities. You should avoid all demonstrations and follow the advice given by local security authorities. See Major pre-planned strikes and demonstrations.
There is a general threat from terrorism and acts of political violence. See Terrorism.
The emergency services number in Greece is 112.
Carry a copy of your passport or other photographic ID which confirms nationality at all times.
The Greek police will not accept rowdy or indecent behavior, especially where excessive drinking is involved. Greek courts impose heavy fines or prison sentences on people who behave indecently.